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1,400-year-old loom found in Iraq

A 1,400-year-old loom has been found during excavations in northern Iraq. Iraq and nearby Iran’s history are therefore of great interest to archaeologists, who often must face both manmade and natural challenges when working in the region. Earthquakes, such as the 7.3 magnitude on that struck Iran and Iraq on November

Medieval village found in Denmark.

Traces of medieval farm buildings have been found in eastern Denmark. Traces of three courtyards surrounded by a ditch marks out an area, which archaeologists have interpreted as the centre of a village dating back to the Middle Ages in Tollerup, East Denmark. Historical sources suggest that the farms belonged to the

Byzantine mosaic found in Israel

A Byzantine mosaic floor has been found at the ancient city of Ashdod-Yam in Israel. The first evidence of a Georgian Christian presence on the shores of the Holy Land was uncovered during August excavations in the ancient city of Ashdod-Yam. Dating to the Byzantine period, a Greek inscription was found

Iron Age cauldrons found in England

11 cauldrons, a sword, and other artifacts have been unearthed at an Iron Age site in England. John said: “Due to their large capacity it is thought that Iron Age cauldrons were reserved for special occasions and would have been important social objects, forming the centrepiece of major feasts, perhaps in

Greek statue fragments found in Turkey

Fragments of limestone statues of the Greek gods have been found in southern Turkey. The limestone sculpture, broken into two parts and missing a head, was discovered in the Anavarza Antique City of the Kozan district. It is believed to date back to the third or fourth century B.C. The discovery confirms

Sculpture of Queen Ankhnespepy II discovered at Saqqara

A wooden sculpture of Queen Ankhnespepy II has been unearthed near her pyramid at Saqqara. A French-Swiss archaeological team have unearthed the head of a wooden statute of Queen Ankhnespepy II (6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom, around 2350 BC), near her pyramid in the Saqqara area in Giza. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the

5,000-year-old toys found in southern Turkey

Bronze Age toys have been found in a tomb in southeastern Turkey. Archaeologists say they have discovered a 5,000-year-old toy chariot and rattle while digging in Turkey, giving a rare and fascinating glimpse into how children in the Bronze Age used to play. The items were discovered as part of ongoing